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Batavia

Batavia is a new two-way systemic ketoenol insecticide to control sucking pests in top fruit and selected soft-fruit crops. Its unique combination of a lipid-inhibiting MoA (mode of action) and two-way systemicity helps reduce the effort of sucking pest control.

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Batavia

Why you need Batavia

It's becoming increasingly hard to keep on top of sucking pest problems in fruit. This can lead to crop rejection or reduction in value, hitting your profit margins.

Batavia fills the gap with an active substance that's new to UK fruit growers, yet is proven in European and UK vegetable crops.

Applied in the early stages of pest migration and colonisation, it gives thorough population control of a range of sucking pest species. Batavia is particularly recommended against aphids but is also active against pests like apple scale, making it highly cost-effective.

Ensure maximum marketable quality and yield. Rely on Batavia to do the heavy lifting in sucking pest control.

Summary

Active substance Spirotetramat 100 g/L (SC)
Target pests Sucking insects. See crop-specific table for details
Water volume and coverage 500-1,500 L/ha in broadcast air assisted sprayer – see crop-specific table for details. Ensure good coverage
Tank-mixing
Tank mixtures are not recommended in fruit trees
pH Use pH buffer/acidifier where water pH >8.0
Rain-fastness Trials indicate rain-fast after two hours
Resistance management Spirotetramat is a tetramic acid derivative with a similar mode of action to spirodiclofen. It is therefore a member of IRAC Group 23.

In a spray programme, use Batavia with other insecticides of a different mode of action, either in alternation or as a two-spray block within the programme
Pollinators No applications during flowering or where bees are actively foraging
Aquatic buffer zones 10 m (LERAP possible)

Crop-specific pests and use

Crop Pests controlled Max. individual dose:
L product/ha
Max. no. of treatments/year Latest time of application PHI
Outdoor apple and pear* Rosy apple aphid, Dysaphis plantaginea

Green apple aphid, Aphis pomi

Pear bedstraw aphid, Dysaphis pyri

Mussel scale, Lepidosaphes ulmi
1.5 2 BBCH 81 (maturity onset) 21 days
Outdoor cherry Black cherry aphid, Myzus cerasi 1.5 2 BBCH 81 (maturity onset) 21 days
Outdoor plum Leaf curling plum aphid, Brachycaudus helichrysi

Mealy plum aphid, Hyalopterus pruni
1.5 2 BBCH 81 (maturity onset) 21 days
Outdoor strawberry Tarsonemid mite, Tarsonemus pallidus

Potato aphid, Macrosiphum euphorbiae

Peach potato aphid, Myzus persicae
1.0 2 Only apply to the plant during dormancy -
Protected strawberry Tarsonemid mite, Tarsonemus pallidus

Potato aphid, Macrosiphum euphorbiae

Peach potato aphid, Myzus persicae

Melon cotton aphid, Aphis gossypii

Strawberry aphid, Chaetosiphon fragaefolii
1.0 2 Only apply to the plant during dormancy -

*Under certain circumstances fruit trees may exhibit symptoms of leaf scorch following applications of Batavia. When applying Batavia to fruit trees, ensure that the trees are not under stress, for example nutrient or water deficiency.

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